NEW results of a major patient survey have revealed the best and worst GPs in Wiltshire.

Thousands of people were asked to rate their overall experiences at doctors’ surgeries around the county as very good, fairly good, fairly poor, very poor, and neither good nor poor.

The national UK average for combined fairly good and very good ratings for GPs was 82 per cent, a figure which most Wiltshire GPs reached.

Response rates to the surveys sent out varied from as high as 52 per cent to as low as 28 per cent.

No data is available for individual practices on what patients were seeking treatment for, but across the CCG 12% had problems with physical mobility, and 18% took five or more medications regularly.

55% of patients had long term physical or mental illness with 19% accounting for back, joint and arthritis complaints and 17% high reported having blood pressure.

This is the ranking of Wiltshire area GPs from best to worst:

Mere Surgery, near Warminster - 99 per cent

Ramsbury Surgery - 99 per cent.

Old School House Surgery, Great Bedwyn - 98 per cent.

Burbage Surgery - 97 per cent.

Jubilee Field Surgery, Chippenham - 96 per cent.

Market Lavington Surgery - 95 per cent.

Lansdowne Surgery, Devizes - 95 per cent.

Rowden Surgery, Chippenham, 94 per cent.

Southbroom and St James, Devizes - 92 per cent.

Avon Valley, Pewsey - 92 per cent.

Courtyard Surgery, West Lavington - 91 per cent.

Spa Medical Practice, Melksham - 91 per cent.

The Porch practice, Corsham - 90 per cent.

The Lodge, Chippenham - 88 per cent.

Box Surgery, Corsham - 88 per cent.

Patford House, Calne - 85 per cent

Avenue Surgery, Warminster - 83 per cent.

Trowbridge Health Centre - 79 per cent.

Northlands, Calne - 79 per cent.

Giffords Surgery , Melksham - 78 per cent.

Bradford on Avon and Melksham Health Centre - 74 per cent.

White Horse Health Centre, Mane Way, Leigh Park,Westbury - 72 per cent.

Kennet and Avon Medical Practice Marlborough - 72 per cent.